Little double-island nation about 3 hours by plane Southeast of Melbourne. Very green. Very wet.
I'd recommend Air New Zealand.
270 Total Routes
['4 Stars',27],['3 Stars',65],['2 Stars',102],['1 Star',59],['Bomb',7]
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Sidewinder 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b International
: ... : The Point
Classic multipitch sport climb. Varied, exposed and sustained.Pitch 1 (10.b)Start up the face moving through vertical, slab and overhanging sections. Interesting features spice up the climbing, including large spherical shaped holes in the rock and a small cave near the top. 9 Bolts.Pitch 2 (10.b)Shorter pitch. Sustained overhang with positive holds and a mantle finish. Keep moving and don't gas out. 4 bolts.Pitch 3 (5.9)Easiest pitch. Delivers varied climbing with some interesting moves includ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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|By Kemper Brightman|
From: Tucson, AZ
May 3, 2013
While New Zealand may not be a climbing destination per se, there is certainly enough rock to keep you occupied while you're here. If you enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, surfing, skiing, or just being outside in a gorgeous location, as well as climbing, this place is for you.
As far as climbing goes you'll have access to all types, from bouldering to alpine, within a day or two drive. For beta, climbnz.org.nz is probably the best resource on the web. Its not as easy to navigate as MP, but the site gets frequently updated with the latest route info. If you plan on spending time in a specific area do yourself a favor and buy the guide book. The friendly local climbers are very helpful, but with so few people in such a big country, you'll often find a crag, or beach, to yourself.